The Science Teachers’ Equipment Lending Library (STELL) began with a good idea. From 6 years teaching STEM subjects in high schools, I realized that one of the biggest challenges to improving teaching and learning might also be one of the easiest to solve.
Helping Teachers to Help Students: STEM Library Lab provides a resource share facility for science equipment and planning resources for teachers to enable inquiry-based hands-on learning and improve STEM outcomes throughout New Orleans classrooms.
STEM Library Lab is a professional center for educators with the intended goal of closing the STEM opportunity gap in New Orleans public schools by increasing access to physical equipment, training, and lesson planning resources for teachers.
It makes a huge difference for a student to actually be able to dissect a frog or model a scenario with magnets and iron filings, as opposed to just being lectured about magnetic fields, or viewing a powerpoint about body systems.
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